Baylor Medicine is committed to vaccinating our patients by following the federal and state guidelines for administering the COVID-19 vaccine, including additional doses for immunocompromised individuals and booster doses.
Everyone 5 years and older are now eligible to receive the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine. Baylor Medicine is partnering with Texas Children's Hospital to offer vaccines to younger children (ages 5 to 11). Visit their website for more information and to book an appointment for your young child.
On Aug. 13, 2021, the CDC published recommendations that people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive additional doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after receiving the primary two dose series.
About 2.7 percent of Americans have a condition or receive treatment that meets this definition. More details can be found here: COVID-19 Vaccines for Immunocompromised People.
A booster shot is a dose of a vaccine that is given to someone who is already vaccinated and received protection from that vaccination, but for whom the protection may have decreased over time (this is called waning immunity). It is important to stay up to date with vaccinations to protect from serious illness. A booster shot is recommended if you received your two dose primary series (Moderna or Pfizer) or single primary dose of Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, those who are 50 years of age and older may receive an additional booster 4 months after their previous booster dose. View additional information on booster doses.